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School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100


Here at the OSD it is our goal to provide as many resources as possible to keep you informed about what is going on in our district. This page provides a detailed list of those resources that will keep you updated on all the news and events going on in our district!

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    Current Headlines

    Sheriff's Office issues school alert in Tumwater School District

    The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office reported this afternoon that a Tumwater High School student reported to the school resource officer that while waiting for the school bus this morning, November 30, a newer model four-door sedan with dark tinted windows drove up and stopped along Fir Tree Rd SE. The Sheriff’s Office reports that a bald, black male in his 20s got out of the car and approached her. He was holding what looked like a “Taser” and stated “Just get in the car.” The student pushed the male and he got back in his car and left toward Rainier Rd. Thurston County detectives are investigating the incident. 

    Published: 2015-11-30

    OSD News & Notes: November 25, 2015

    In this week's News & Notes Washington MS students open discussion on stereotypes, Capital HS Career & Tech Ed programs attend Pierce County Career Day, ORLA team volunteers at Family Support Center of South Sound...and much, much more!

    Published: 2015-11-25


    Emergency Snow Routes

    Below is the 2015-16 snow bulletin for the Olympia School District, which includes specifics regarding emergency bus routes.

    Published: 2015-11-23


    Winter Concerts 2015

    Our Olympia School District choirs, concerts, bands & strings will begin their holiday concert season on December 3rd!  Check out their schedule of festivities!

    Published: 2015-11-30


    Register to vote for the February 9, 2016 Special Election

    Olympia School District voters will consider two ballot measures ─ a four-year maintenance and operations replacement levy and a school improvements bond ─ on the February 9, 2016 Special Election ballot.

    The deadline to register by mail or online to vote in that election is January 11. All registrations must be postmarked by this date.

    Read more about how to register to vote

    Published: 2015-11-24

    Board approves February 9, 2016 school bond and replacement levy election

    The Olympia School Board has unanimously agreed to place a school bond on the February 9, 2016 Special Election ballot to address continued enrollment growth districtwide and smaller class size at the elementary level. The proposed bond also calls for updating school security, renovating aging school buildings and some athletic fields, building a larger performance theater at Capital High School, and making other facility improvements.

    Voters will also be asked in February to consider a four-year maintenance and operations replacement levy. The levy would replace one approved by voters in 2012 to help pay for day-to-day learning needs such as teaching, school supplies, athletics and activities and transportation.

    Read the Complete Bond and Levy Details 

    Published: 2015-11-24

    Safe Schools Alert

    Safety is our top priority.  SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web.  Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process.  Tips may be submitted anonymously.

    Instances of harrasment, intimidation or bullying may also be reported by completing the "HIB Incident Reporting Form" found here on the OSD website.  After completing this form it may be delivered in person, by fax, or email attachment to the school principal.

    If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.

    Published: 2015-09-29

    Ways of keeping up with us


    In January of 2012 the OSD joined the Facebook community. Since that time we have made it a priority to update our Facebook page on a daily basis with news and events taking place in our District. Whether it's information on upcoming theatrical performances taking place in our District, to links to local news articles featuring schools or students in our District, we make it a point to post it all on our page. Please take a second to browse our Facebook page, and if you like what you see you can 'like us' to receive automatic updates:


    Similar to our Facebook page, our Twitter account is available with daily District updates. Our Twitter account is tied to our Facebook account so that any postings we make on Facebook are automatically posted on Twitter so you won't miss a thing! Take a look at our Twitter page and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our tweets:

    News & Notes

    Throughout the school year Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and our Communications team put together a News & Notes feature with stories and photos of news items that recently took place throughout our district. This is a great way to get a peek into all the great events and activities going on in the schools. Take a peek at our News & Notes page!

    Friends of the OSD

    Once a month we send out our Friends of the OSD email to our email list. This is a monthly recap of news and events that took place throughout the District. This is a combination of materials from our Friday Updates, Facebook posts, as well as news fresh off the press!

    Subscribe to receive regular email updates as well as emergency and school closure notices.

    If you have something you’d like to see added, send the information to Conor Schober and we’ll work to get it posted to this page.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:
    Communications & Community Relations
    1113 Legion Way SE
    Olympia, WA 98501

    Voice: (360) 596-6103 / Fax: (360) 596-6101

    Susan Gifford, Director of Communications & Community Relations: 596-6104
    Conor Schober
    , Community Relations Coordinator: 596-6106
    Kimberly Doherty
    , Communications Assistant: 596-6108
    Diana Crawford
    , Public Disclosure Officer: 596-6112